Cousin Camp: A Grandparent's Guide to Creating Fun, Faith, and Memories That Last

Cousin Camp: A Grandparent's Guide to Creating Fun, Faith, and Memories That Last

by Susan Alexander Yates

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In a world where our families are more scattered than ever, true and lasting family connections are hard to forge and even harder to maintain—and they don't happen by accident. For grandparents who long to create a close-knit bond in their family, popular speaker and parenting expert Susan Alexander Yates has a revolutionary new book.

Cousin Camp is an inspiring, practical book that outlines how grandparents can plan and host a camp. Grandmother to 21 grandchildren, Yates has been creating cousin camps and family camps for years. Now she passes on what she's learned so you can help your children and grandchildren develop meaningful, lasting connections with each other—and with you!

Full of specific, practical ideas and hilarious stories, this book contains everything you need to know from initial planning (who, when, and where) to a daily schedule to specific ways to build friendships among family members. Yates also includes plenty of ideas for family camps and reunions to draw everyone closer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493423316
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/31/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 918,542
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Susan Alexander Yates is a popular speaker and the author of several books, including And Then I Had Kids and And Then I Had Teenagers. A regular guest on FamilyLife Today and other national radio programs, she lives with her husband, John, in Falls Church, Virginia. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction 13

Part 1 Why Have a Cousin Camp or Family Reunion? 17

1 Family Is God's Idea 19

2 A Different Way to Plan 27

3 Balancing Realistic Expectations with Surprises 39

Part 2 How to Host Your Cousin Camp 51

4 The Nuts and Bolts of Camp 53

5 Designing Your Camp 73

6 Developing Special Traditions 81

Part 3 Beyond Cousin Camp: Creating Different Types of Family Gatherings 91

7 Family Camp and Extended Family Reunions 93

8 What Others Have Done 107

9 Prayer: The Best Thing We Can Do for Our Family 121

Appendix 135

Additional Reading from Susan's Blog 155

Mothers and Adult Daughters: Understanding One Another 155

Navigating the Holidays with Parents, In-Laws, and Children 160

Mothers-in-Law and Daughters-in-Law: Women Share Their Hearts 162

How to Be a Great Mother-in-Law 165

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